Last weekend, Nora once again invited us to her home, this time to teach us how to make a dish we had been wanting to include in the blog for years - Garbanzos Fritos! This versatile treat can be an appetizer, a side dish, or a main course. It's so versatile, it can be served hot, room temp or cold! Even better, it's easy to make.
We served it with a crisp Chardonnay and had a great time enjoying good friends, wine and food.
2 15.5 oz. cans of Chick Peas
1/4 cup Tomato Sauce
9 oz. Ground Chorizo (Spanish Sausage)
8 oz. Diced Ham
1 small Onion - minced
3 cloves Garlic - minced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
This recipe makes about 8 appetizer sized servings.
- Drain the chick peas.
- Add olive oil to a skillet. When the oil is hot, add onion and garlic.
- Saute until translucent.
- Set the temperature to Low and heat the tomato sauce, chorizo, and ham.
- Fold the the chick peas into the mixture.
- Switch the temperature to Medium High and heat through.
NOTE: If you prefer the chick peas "wetter", add more tomato sauce to taste.
That's it! Serve it with crusty bread as an appetizer or "tapa", a side dish, or as a main course. It also makes a great dish to take to a party - you'll be a star!